Fun Friday: Ever Feel You’re Being Watched?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago, in my rural Missouri yard. While wandering around and photographing wildflowers, I came upon this praying mantis that was in one of my flower gardens:

Praying Mantis taking a good look at me

Working slowly, I kept moving closer until I could get this nice closeup:

Praying Mantis taking a good look at me

Reminds me of a 1950’s alien invasion sci-fi movie … “Take me to your leader!”


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon  1D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 Macro lens
  • Bogen 3022 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/2000 sec. and 1/1000 sec.



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